Women fared best in Scandinavia, where active labor movements and legislation provide a well-developed system of laws and other mechanisms for women's equality in the workplace, according to the IWMF
has a strong interest in seeing justice done in Ms.
Farida Nekzad, 31, editor-in-chief of the Pajhwok News Agency in Afghanistan is the other winner of the IWMF
Created in 1990, the IWMF
Courage in Journalism Awards honors women journalists who have shown extraordinary strength of character and integrity while reporting the news under dangerous or difficult circumstances.
It is my honor to be involved with the IWMF
as it recognizes their dedication and bravery.
Under the agreement, LLS and IWMF
will seek applications and select up to three laboratories to co-fund for up to $100,000 for one year.
For the fourth straight year, the IWMF
is proud to have Bank of America as our national presenting sponsor of the Courage in Journalism Awards.
These extraordinary journalists have shown bravery amidst threats and intimidation," said Judy Woodruff, chair of the IWMF
Courage in Journalism Awards and Mistress of Ceremonies.
will also present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Amira Hass, a reporter and columnist for Ha'aretz Daily, a newspaper based in Tel Aviv.
2008 Courage in Journalism Awards winners are Farida Nekzad of Afghanistan, managing editor and deputy director of Pajhwok Afghan News and vice president of the South Asia Media Commission; Sevgul Uludag of Cyprus, investigative reporter for Yeniduzen newspaper; and Aye Aye Win (Win will not attend the ceremonies), an Associated Press correspondent in Myanmar.
will also present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Peta Thornycroft, a renowned journalist from Zimbabwe.
Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a woman journalist who has a pioneering spirit and whose determination has paved the way for the future generations of women in the media.